Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Semester A 2001-2002 (Fall 2001)
(* Under Construction *)
BGU Computer Science Department
Description of the course
Artificial intelligence (AI) has recently regained the limelight, as the human
world chess champion was beaten by Deep Blue, a program written by a team
of researchers and programmers from IBM. True AI applications are also
on the rise, from expert systems for diagnosys and advice, through increasingly
intelligent robots, to intelligent and autonomous www agents.
This course deals with the issues of defining intelligence and rationality
in an agent, various methods of formalizing them, and
models for representing and using knowledge. In specific topics, mainly
search and logical reasoning, the course will focus all the way down to the
algorithm level, in order to provide some hands-on experience with programming
artificially intelligent agents.
- Course Reference: Artificial Intelligence
(202-15151) - Fall 2001
- Credits: 4
- Instructor: Dr. Solomon Eyal Shimony
- Grader: Mr. Ami Berler (e-mail:
- Course scheduled at:
- Monday 12-14, building 90, room 235.
- Thursday 14-16, building 90, room 135.
- Thrsday 16-18, building 90, room 134 - extra
strike make-up hours.
- Syllabus and requirements
- First Mid-term exam:
December 27, 16-18, Building 32, room 307. Note:
this is not the regular classroom!
- Second Mid-term exam: Thursday, January 31,
2002, at 16:00 in building 32, room 307.
Answers, All grades.
- Example quiz and
- Answers to mid-term quiz.
- Lecture topics and notes.
- Assignment 1:
environment simulator and a simple agent.
New deadline: December 10.
- Assignment 2:
Games and logical reasoning. Deadline: January 3, 2002.
- Assignment 3:
Agents, search, and propositional logical reasoning.
- Assignment 4:
(Probabilistic reasoning). Deadline: January 28, 2002.
- Assignment 5: Bonus assignment
on learning. Deadline: Feb 3, 2002.
- Assignment 6:
(homework exercises on chapters 7-24). Deadline: January 28,
2002 passed. Answers.
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